Gracepoint, an American version of Broadchurch, the U.K.’s most-watched new drama of 2013, is set to debut on Fox during the 2014-2015 TV season.
Produced in partnership with Shine America, and to be executive-produced by the original series’ creator, Chris Chibnall (“Dr. Who,” “Camelot”), the gripping crime series features a star-studded ensemble cast led by David Tennant (“Dr. Who”) and Anna Gunn (“Breaking Bad”).
Set in Gracepoint, the series follows the tragic and mysterious death of a young boy found dead on an idyllic beach surrounded by rocks and a jutting cliff-face, from where he may have fallen. Although the cause of his death remains unsolved, the picturesque seaside town where the tragedy occurred is at the heart of a major police investigation and a nationwide media frenzy.
Chibnall is writing the pilot episode and executive-producing the series with Shine America’s Carolyn G. Bernstein (“The Bridge”) and Jane Featherstone (“The Hour,” “Utopia”) from drama producers Kudos. The series is distributed by Shine International.